Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Raiding the Bits Box Again

A little while ago, I made mention of the INQ28 group. A bunch of hobbiests that build some really cool/wierd stuff and say "To Hell with sensible rules as long as it looks awesome!" These guys and Gals have inspired me and after a chat with some of my gaming group and a lot of scrolling through the Google images I've taken the plunge. For now it's just a few simple builds, using stuff I've to hand for ages, but Now I've scheme in mind.

For now here are the work in progress shots of Rogue Trader Al-haddi and his crew.

I've plans to add a Mystic/Cultist type character who acts as the handler for the Deamonhost, but for now these are the finished builds.

After presenting the idea to my gamer buddies, we're looking to run a Shadow War Campaign using what we've built. Making the warband rules fit the miniatures as we go.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Like Growing a Beard....

....It takes a long time and the result is well worth it. I am of course talking about sculpting Dwarfs. Most of them have hands now and it's really just the arms that need to be finished.

I've nothing much to add this week. I've managed to talk a few people into my journey of INQ28 so once the Dwarfs are done I'll be pulling out some REALLY weird stuff.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Traitor Astartes

As promised, the completed squad of Night Lords ready to rock

Also, some progress on the rest of the army. A while back I mentioned the next step of this project would be the scrap-built Terminator Squad and a General to go with them. Obviously they still need a lick of paint, but as for construction they're good to go.

The Chaos Lord was a bit more involved as I had to break out the hack saw and green stuff just to get the arms on. I was unsure about the helmet as well, but I'm trying to avoid too many troops without helmets.

C&C welcome as always.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Back to Poking Putty

A bit a WIP update for today's post. I'm still working on the Dwarf heavy infantry and tunnel fighters, but I've made some real progress on them. I'm super happy with the way the armour fits together and the masks. The next step will obviously be to stick the weapons on and sculpt the arms. This is a little new as I plan to do armour plating on the shoulders and with some of these poses I'm worried it'll look off. For now the C&C is always appreciated.

I also found this little guy going cheap on eBay. I love this model, so much character in one place. He was missing his arm (hence the low price tag I assume) but that was no problem for me. This was more of an impulse buy so I'm unsure what I'll actually do with him.

Final update, I managed to finish the last 2 Night Lord marines to make up a squad of ten. I've been having a few split shifts in work so I think I've spent my time wisely.

More pics of these guys and the rest of the growing army in a few days.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

First Firestorm Grand Prix

Welcome Race fans to first Firestorm Grand Prix Death Race. We've had a few warm up races to get the drivers prepared and keep the fans excited, but now we're bring you the main event! Five racers, One lap and all to play for, the Shiny and Chrome FS Plaque. Thrilling times!!!

There's the starting horn and already the racers have taken to smashes and carnage tactics rather than trying to win the race. Wait a minute....

... Yes! Rad Kings 1, Driver Andrey, has pulled a head of the scrum and is heading for the first gate.

Looks like the rest of the drivers are getting their acts together, though NVR 3, Driver Joe, seems to have completely forgotten this is a race and now believes he's playing Demolition. At least it'll keep this race interesting. Back to the race, Rad Kings 2, Driver Gaz, has punched the Nitro and has made it through the first gate, he's closing the gap on Andrey. Shame about that last minute spin out. Guess he'll be practicing his three-point turn whilst the other racer catch up.

Andrey is holding the lead and has made it under the bridge with miles of free space, between him and the pursuing cars, but it is still anyone's race, folk.

Wait a minute! What's this?! Joe is going off road! before even passing the first gate, the NVR pick-up driver is embracing his All-American roots and has gone hunting in the wild. It looks like he's trying the head off the other races at the foot of the bridge. This is some serious Dick Dastardly level scheming.

Back to the actual race for a moment, Gaz has made it through the bridge, closely followed by the Thunder Wasps 13 Driver, Dave and catching up is Rad Kings 3, Keron.

Keron looks, like he's going to "Thread the needle" between his rivals, but alas, he loses his nerve at the last second!

As the other drivers untangle themselves under the bridge, Andrey has sped ahead of the crowd and is passing second, third and FOURTH gate! He's heading for the bridge....

Looks like Andrey may have this race in the bag, folks. Get ready to collect on those debts- hold the phone!

I've spoken too soon. Joe has resurfaced into the race, though I don't think this is going to see him winning anything anytime soon, it will certainly leave us with fond memories. Thank you Joe, you glorious nutta!

It looks like he's going for...

... yep, why do anything else...


Whilst he Wreck-Clean-Up Crews deal with Andrey and Joe's Re-spawn Protocols (Trust me folks, you've not seen the last of them)  let's get back to the other racers.

Gaz has pulled ahead of the pack and is making a break for the bridge.  Dave and Keron are hot on his heels, but the nippy red hot rod is showing them both up for speed. Keron and Dave just can't get the better of each other. Neither driver is giving ground and the exchange of fire power is like a fireworks show....

... and there's the crescendo! Thank you for dazzling display boys. It's great to see a mid-race light show to keep the fans interested. On that note, I've just been informed that Andrey has re-spawned at the fourth gate and Joe has restarted at the finish-line? Gaz  has made it across the bridge, but it looks like he's lost control, and Andrey has gone in for the kill!

What a s shocker, Andrey is back in the lead and coming up on the finish line. The only thing standing in his way is the self proclaimed master of disaster, Joe who seems determined to chase his adversary to the end of the earth!

Well, what can I say, folks? It's been a hell of a race, but after checking the Judges Rulebook, nothing says that the winning car has to be intact to claim a trophy....

The race finished and the casualties removed, it's time to go to the trophy ceremony. The FS Shiny and Chrome Trophy goes to Andrey and by audience votes, the Duke of Hazard Trophy goes to Joe for VERY obvious reasons.